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5.2. Accounts

As described on Sidebar 1.1, Mac OS X is a true multiuser system. That is, if you set up accounts for each person who uses your machine, Mac OS X can separate and protect everyone's preferences, files, emails, and so on.

Although it may come as a surprise, this feature benefits even solo operators. For one thing, it lets you create a new account strictly for troubleshooting ( Section 4.6.2).


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